How to Change Your Registered Agent in Rhode Island
To change your registered agent in Rhode Island, you must complete and file a Statement of Change form with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. The Rhode Island Statement of Change must be submitted by mail, in person, or online and costs $20 to file. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your Rhode Island Statement of Change paperwork for you and pay the state filing fee.
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Steps to Changing Your Rhode Island Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in Rhode Island, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new Rhode Island registered agent. If you hire Northwest for our registered agent service, you can just as well stop reading now. We’ll handle the state filing for you and pay your filing fee.
- Notify your former registered agent that you’re moving on.
- Complete and submit your Rhode Island Statement of Change of Registered Agent to the Rhode Island Secretary of State, Corporations Division.
What are the options and different ways you can change your Rhode Island registered agent?
Rhode Island uses the term “registered agent” in their corporation statute and the term “resident agent” in the LLC statute. However, the terms are interchangeable and it is common to simply refer to the “registered agent” regardless of whether you are talking about corporations or LLCs.
You can change your Rhode Island registered agent by filing a paper form or making the change online.
You can change your Rhode Island registered agent by filing a Statement of Change form with the Rhode Island Secretary of State (SOS). There are two SOS change of agent forms. One form is for corporations, the other is for LLCs. The registered agent does not to sign the form. Rhode Island does not require original signatures on documents. You can submit the form to the Rhode Island SOS by mail or in person. Check for fees should be payable to Rhode Island Secretary of State.
Visit the SOS Business Services website. You can choose to “File Corporate Forms” and then “File Online by Credit Card.” You will have to enter a Customer Identification Number and PIN to log on. If you do not know your business entity’s login information, you can email the Rhode Island SOS at email@example.com to get it. Then you can choose to change your registered agent. If you file online, you will need to enter your credit card information.
To ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to a full stop, check out our Rhode Island registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your Rhode Island Registered Agent FAQs
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Rhode Island?
There is a $20 fee to change your corporation or LLCs Rhode Island registered agent.
The fee is the same for the paper form and the online filing.
Don’t want to pay the change of agent fee? Switch your registered agent to Northwest, and we’ll pay the change of agent fee to switch to us! Just sign up for registered agent service. You’ll see the pre-populated change of agent form in your online account. Fill it out with your company info, sign it, and email or mail it to us, and we’ll get it filed with the state. It’s that simple!
How long does it take the state to process and complete the change of registered agent in Rhode Island?
Documents filed by mail are processed in 7-10 business days.
Documents submitted in person before 4 pm are processed the same day.
You can view or print filed documents online (see link below).
How do I contact the Rhode Island Secretary of State?
Office of the Secretary of State
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
What form do you file to change your registered agent in Rhode Island?
Corporations would file a Rhode Island Statement of Change of Registered Agent by the Corporation form.
LLCs file a Rhode Island Limited Liability Company Statement of Change of Resident Agent form.
The change of registered/resident agent forms are in your online account immediately, when you sign up for Rhode Island registered agent service with Northwest.
Rhode Island Secretary of State – Forms:
Rhode Island Business Services Document Library
Rhode Island Business Search:
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We have a team of Rhode Island experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the Rhode Island Secretary of State requires. As your registered agent we don’t wait around on any legal correspondence we receive on your behalf, we immediately scan it to your secure online portfolio so you can view it anytime, anywhere. Switch to Northwest Registered Agent today and we will file your Statement of Change of Registered Agent form and pay your filing fee, all in less than a business day.
- Instant registered agent services annual price: $125.
- Instant Rhode Island forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in Rhode Island.
- State resources in your registered agent service account, with self-filing instructions to help you.
- We send multiple annual report reminders, and you can also track your due dates in your online account.
- We locally scan ‘service of process’ and all documents to you in real-time for no added cost.
- And, most importantly…We’re just not annoying™.